The new BioTools Innovator accelerator program awarded its first $200,000 grand prize to Machine Bio after a live vote last week.
Claremont, California-based startup Machine Bio was founded by David Marash, who serves as CEO.
“Machine Bio’s mission is to develop and commercialize a transformative protein expression platform that drastically minimizes the process of making pure protein to a single step,” Marash said in a news release. “This award represents a recognition of the need and opportunity for radical innovation in the foundational workflows of our industry and a major milestone for Machine Bio in the earliest stages of our growth.”
Los Angeles-based BioTools Innovator said it received more than 160 applications for its 2021 accelerator program, inviting 23 companies to pitch during the BioTools Innovator Road Tour before narrowing them down to 10 slots in this year’s cohort.
“Machine Bio is devel…